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A-10 returns as a single-ship demonstration A-10 returns as a single-ship demonstration
While all members of Davis-Monthan AFB have maintained our mission of sustaining attack airpower, a select group of Airmen have been preparing for an additional mission; demonstrating the capabilities of the A-10C Thunderbolt II.
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355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron crashed, damaged or disabled aircraft recovery team place a wing adapter onto pneumatic bags in order to airbag lift an A-10C Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 28, 2017. The A-10’s wings are the primary lifting surfaces and the rear section of the aircraft is supported for stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby) Lifting Warthogs with CDDAR
355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron crashed, damaged or disabled aircraft recovery team place a wing adapter onto pneumatic bags in order to airbag lift an A-10C Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 28, 2017. The A-10’s wings are the primary lifting surfaces and the rear section of the aircraft is supported for stability.
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Michael McCarthy, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot, prepares to take off from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 14, 2017. The A-10 has provided close air support in worldwide operations for the past three decades. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby) D-M Warthogs prepare for takeoff
U.S. Air Force Capt. Michael McCarthy, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot, prepares to take off from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 14, 2017. The A-10 has provided close air support in worldwide operations for the past three decades. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)
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A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II, assigned to the 354th Fighter Squadron and a part of the A-10 West Heritage Flight Team, and a P-38 Lightning fly in formation during the Los Angeles County Air Show in Lancaster, Calif., March 26, 2017. The A-10 WHFT is scheduled to perform in 9 more air shows throughout the U.S. this year after resurging from a 5-year-long inactivation period. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby) A-10 West Heritage Flight Team returns to the skies
The A-10 West Heritage Flight Team performed at its first air show after nearly five years of inactivation March 25-26. The demo team out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., kicked off its resurgence at the Los Angeles County Air Show in Lancaster, Calif., by flying in formation with the World War II-era P-38 Lightning.
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An A-10C Thunderbolt II upgraded with a new lightweight airborne recovery system V-12 rests on the flight line at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Dec. 21, 2016. The LARS V-12 is designed to allow A-10 pilots a more effective means of communication with individuals on the ground such as downed pilots, pararescuemen and joint terminal attack controllers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby) Upgrade advances A-10s search capability
A-10C Thunderbolt IIs assigned to active duty fighter squadrons here are in the process of having new lightweight airborne recovery systems installed. The LARS V-12 is designed to allow A-10 pilots to communicate more effectively with individuals on the ground such as downed pilots, pararescuemen and joint terminal attack controllers.
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Airmen from the 924th Maintenance Squadron work on an A-10C Thunberbolt II as it arrives July 16 in preparation for their annual tour at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Citizen Airmen with the 924th Fighter Group, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. and the 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick AFB, are training together to perfect skills needed during combat. Arizona fighter group trains with rescue wing
Citizen Airmen with the 924th Fighter Group, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona and the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, are training together to perfect skills needed during combat. Approximately 200 Airmen slowly trickled in during the weekend from D-M to the beautiful ocean side scenery of Cocoa Beach, Florida, and are scheduled to stay through the end of the month.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ryan Meilleur, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, washes an A-10C Thunderbolt II on the flightline on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 29, 2016. Crew chiefs clean the A-10s after combat and training sorties to prevent corrosion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby/Released) Washing warthogs at D-M
The 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit’s parent unit, 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, generates all combat and training sorties in the 355th Fighter Wing and manages the efforts of 571 personnel in 13 different specialties of maintaining A-10 attack aircraft.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christian Hunt, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron armament section supervisor, performs a foreign object inspection on an ammunition drum at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 7, 2017. The armament sections are also known as “Gun Plumbers” because of their involvement with the GAU-8 cannon.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby) Gun Plumbers: reassembling the old with the new
Inside the 355th Equipment and 924th Maintenance Squadrons’ back shop, a group of Airmen are using innovative problem solving to modernize traditional ways of maintaining the Air Force’s ability to fly, fight and win. The Airmen form an armament team known as the “Gun Plumbers,” that disassembles, inspects and reassembles parts which are critical to the action of close air support vital to saving the lives of ground troops downrange.
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A student assigned to the 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 11, Miniature and Microminiature (2M) Circuit Card Repair course solders a circuit card at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 3, 2016. The 2M program is a part of the U.S. Navy program, but can be applied to multiple airframes in the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier) Training detachment expands maintainers' knowledge AF-wide
From the outside, it’s a barren building with no windows and few travelers through the doors, but down its concrete halls, Airmen from all over the world are expanding their knowledge on aircraft maintenance.
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